Future aeronautical and space systems
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1997 - Technology & Engineering - 579 pages
As the Earth's population grows and migrates, air and space travel as we currently know it will have to change to meet the requirements of a new society. This exciting book looks at the possibilities and probabilities of future air and space travel. It reports on the latest experimental research, including up-to-date artists' renderings, color plates, and more than 200 figures and tables. It also details applications for these new systems and vehicles.
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